'''Gene Stratton-Porter''' (August 17, 1863 – December 6, 1924), born '''Geneva Grace Stratton,''' was an American author, early naturalist
, nature photographer. She was one of the first women to form a movie studio
and production company, Gene Stratton-Porter Productions, Inc. She wrote several best-selling novels and well-received columns in national magazines, such as ''McCall's
.'' Her works were translated into several languages, including Braille
, and Stratton-Porter was estimated to have had 50 million readers around the world.
[[http://www.indianamuseum.org/sites/gene.html "Gene Stratton Porter Cabin"], Indiana State Museum, accessed 11 Jan 2010]
She used her position and income as a well-known author to support Habitat conservation|conservation
of Limberlost Swamp
and other wetlands
in the state of Indiana
. Her novel, ''A Girl of the Limberlost
,'' was adapted four...